Brett Hanley
  • Warminster, PA
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rontheman13 commented on Brett Hanley's blog post 'Subaru EA81'
"I have started my Ch 750 build and I am considering a Ram Performance EA81. I am just wondering what experience people have with cowlings and cooling for this engine?"
Feb 2, 2009
Dennis Myers commented on Brett Hanley's blog post 'Subaru EA81'
"Thanks for the info on the EA81.I have just started my kit built 701 with amphib floats.I have a new NSI Soob with fuel injection and duel ing.Keep after that LSA rateing.Dennis"
Jan 28, 2009
Brett Hanley posted a blog post

Subaru EA81

The EA81 will fit and will balance in the 701 but it will fit the 750 much better. Mine has Stratus carburetor, alternator and intake with dual Bing carburetors just like the Rotax 912. The carburetors are very expensive and if I where doing it over again I would use a downdraft manifold and an Aerocarb like a WW Corvair. That configuration would be lighter, cheaper and easier to tune. Note the dual carburetor linkage. It works perfect and is as simple as it gets. The carburetor linkage is…See More
Jan 28, 2009
Brett Hanley commented on Sebastien Heintz's blog post 'Camping'
"Thats pretty cool. I was thinking about something along that line. No poles no fuss no muss. Great idea. Where can I buy one?"
Jan 28, 2009

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701, STOL CH 750
Project Status
Flying
Building From
Plans-only
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)

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Subaru EA81

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 5:52pm 2 Comments

The EA81 will fit and will balance in the 701 but it will fit the 750 much better. Mine has Stratus carburetor, alternator and intake with dual Bing carburetors just like the Rotax 912. The carburetors are very expensive and if I where doing it over again I would use a downdraft manifold and an Aerocarb like a WW Corvair. That configuration would be lighter, cheaper and easier to tune. Note the dual carburetor linkage. It works perfect and is as simple as it gets. The carburetor linkage is… Continue

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At 7:26am on September 9, 2013, Charles Causey said…

Brett, I am building a 701, and plan to use the ea-81. I have considered using the aerocarb, ( now injection), but I understand it has some pecular characteristics. Fuel flow must be shut off, and the engine run till it stops, or it will flood the engine. Anyone know of this application on the ea-81?     

At 10:49am on April 17, 2010, Tom looper said…
Hey Brett
How is the corvair conversion going?
Tom
At 9:39am on June 27, 2009, Tom looper said…
Brett
Wow that is good to know. I have a friend that pushes the Sub but I think the Corvair sound so much simpler and easier. I actually don't have the money to own but have sacrificed for 20 yrs and owned a C140 and a C 170b until now . I thought I was ready at 50 to give up flying so 1 yr ago gave up my 170 . 1 yr later my wife says a man with out an airplane is like a woman with out the prospect of chocolate you just don't want to be around them!
Any way We are very interested in talking to you wile you do your 750 with a corvair as with your guidance we can avoid alot of mistakes and wasted money.
Thanks for the tips! We wish you were next door.
T&R
At 7:57am on June 24, 2009, Tom looper said…
Hi Brett
I thought I read you had already went to the Sub . I also thought of the Corvair . What do you mean the Ponsi schemes around it?
And how heavy is the Subaru I think I like the performance/ hp in it . I think it can go up to 125 to 150 hp easier than souping the corvair but I might be wrong. I am also some what of a mechanic so I could do the work on both. Please let me know what you think.

Tom L.
At 9:50am on June 21, 2009, Tom looper said…
Brett
I am building a 750 and cant decide from the Subaru or the corvair.
You are one of the few that has it flying in a 701 or 750.
The wife and I are at, well lets say we are not svelt. not sure if it will work. what weight did you figure your Subaru at?
You have a belt drive I thought it would put out 100 hp with direct drive? Are you getting 125 hp? Or why did you go with belt drive?
Obviously I don't know much about it do you have any good links that explain it?
Thanks for any help you can give.
Tom & Rosanne
 
 
 

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